World Championships: British win bronze

June 2019: Great Britain’s women’s recurve team have beaten China to win bronze at the World Championships in the Netherlands.

Sarah Bettles, Bryony Pitman and Naomi Folkard were denied a spot in the title match by Korea, but beat the Chinese in a shoot-off after a 2-2 set tie.

China scored three nines but Bettles, Pitman and Folkard scored an eight, nine and 10 to win bronze in s’Hertogenbosch.

The Chinese Tapei team beat Korea to win gold.

On Wednesday, the Britons qualified for Tokyo 2020 along with the British men’s recurve team, when both made the quarter-final stage.

“This just finishes off the week,” said Bettles. “We came here hoping to get a medal and that’s what we’ve done. It’s the cherry on top.”

The British men’s recurve team of Tom Hall, Patrick Huston and Alex Wise reached the quarters when they beat Japan 6-0, but they then lost by the same margin to top seeds Korea.

The mixed recurve team of Bettles and Hall beat Iran 5-1 but lost in a shoot-off against Turkey.